Neck pain and injury is common amongst adults of varying ages. It can be caused by multiple reasons, from working at a computer too long or performing an exercise incorrectly.
Most instances of neck pain are the result of soft tissue sprain or muscle sprain. This type of injury could be a result of sudden force applied on the neck, like whiplash from a car accident or from straining your neck sleeping in the wrong position or lifting heavy objects.
Most minor injuries to the neck, specifically the tendons and ligaments heal slowly over time. Recovery time usually takes a couple of days to a few weeks depending on the extent of the damage. These areas usually heal quickly because the soft tissues have a great blood supply bringing the nutrients and proteins essential for healing.
Essential Oils For Pain Relief
But there is a way to speed and ease the pain, naturally. There is no need to turn to pharmaceuticals or over the counter medications when there is a homeopathic option that is easy and effective.
What you’ll need is:
- Marjoram Oil
- Black Pepper Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Unscented Carrier Lotion
This homemade oils cream is easy to make and can be stored for a long time. You can add as much of these oils as you want to the carrier lotion, but for 50g of lotion we suggest 5 drops of each oil. This lotion should be applied daily after bathing once the first signs of pain and discomfort begin.
Why It Works Wonders
This homemade essential oils cream works so well because of what’s inside it. The essential oils used are prefect for healing, specifically neck injuries.
Marjoram oil is great for multiple reasons. It works to decrease muscle spasms, relaxing those muscles that may be causing you pain. It also promotes increased blood circulation, getting those muscles the nutrients they need to heal naturally.
Black Pepper Oil
Much like marjoram, black pepper oil also helps with muscle spasms and blood circulation. What sets it apart, however, is its antioxidant properties. The beta-carotene found in this essential oil helps to fight free radicals in your skin and lessen inflammation.
A recurring theme with all these essential oils is how they work to ease pain in tense muscles and improve blood flow. Lavender oil also helps to lower stress which could have an effect on muscle tension and help speed recovery.
This oil is also great if your neck pain starts to turn into a headache, as often is the case. While also great for headaches, it also helps prevent muscle spasm, reduce inflammation, and reduce muscle pain.
Remember, these oils work best when mixed with an unscented lotion. We suggest using something that is light and not too thick so you get all of the benefits and aromas of the oils directly on the skin. Get rid of the pain and improve your overall health with this easy to make treatment that uses nature’s natural healers!